Everton have done a very good job of keeping the players that we really need so far. We can now add Mikel Arteta to that list, he has just signed a new five-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2015.
Arteta told Evertonfc.com: "We are all seeing the club and the future in the same way and that is special - something that you don't always find. I believe in this squad. We have got a very strong squad now and it is getting difficult to pick an 11 because of the players we have."
This news couldn't have made me happier. I've always thought Arteta was the most important piece to keep on the squad(even though Pienaar is great!), and the club have finally done it.
"Something is happening here and I want to be a part of it."